Labour makes fresh demand for higher minimum wage


The organised labour has submitted a fresh demand for higher minimum wage to the tripartite committee on minimum wage.

The Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) stated that it had demanded above N56,000 to the committee to reflect inflation and other economic realities in the country.

The acting President of NLC, Kiri Mohammed, disclosed this at the 11th Quadrennial Delegates Conference of the Nigeria Civil Service Union on Thursday in Abuja.

Mohammed, who declined to mention the exact figure the organised labour was demanding, explained that it was a joint decision between the NLC and the Trade Union Congress (TUC). 

He said, “We submitted our request, NLC has decided to look at the figure and modify it, we actually modified it, an upward review above N56,000, but I am not going to tell you how much because the president (Ayuba Wabba) is supposed to say it.

“We have submitted it to the secretariat of the tripartite committee. 

“The review is in conjunction with the TUC. You can’t do it alone, all of us met and decided to put heads together and look at the realities on the ground.”

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